Choking of rain gutters can have the rooftop water wash over the walls, windows, and doors, defeating the very purpose they were first installed for. Debris and rotting leaves peeping out of the gutters is not a very beautiful sight to behold. Hence, cleaning the gutters regularly is necessary. In most parts of Washington gutters need to be cleaned at least three times in a year. However, their position and height above the ground make it no ordinary job for just anyone. It requires a professional and the right equipment to safely clean all the gutters and downspouts. Alternatively, installing a gutter guards is an option available to greatly minimize the yearly maintenance required and eliminate the dangerous situations.